White Funeral Home

315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, MS


Cary "C.B." Brooks Kirkland Jr.

April 5, 1927May 28, 2019

Born in Poplarville, MS, in the Savannah Community, a life time resident of Poplarville, MS, Cary Brooks Kirkland, Jr. (C.B.), 92, died May 28, 2019 at his residence.

CB served in the US Navy Seabees during WWII and in the Army during the Korean conflict.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cary Kirkland, Sr. and Edith Strahan Kirkland, two siblings, Bud Kirkland and Billie Kirkland Smith and his daughter Melanie Kirkland Herndon.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Lora Ann Penton Kirkland, his son, Bill Kirkland (Betty Jo), his grandchildren, Jessica Herndon, Will Kirkland, Brittany Herndon Johnson (Ethan), Megan Herndon Rayborn (Jon Mark), Kaitlyn Kirkland and great granddaughter, Paisley Rayborn, his son-in-law, Jessie Herndon and his sister, Ruth (Kat) Kirkland Harriel. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

CB retired from Tennessee Gas Pipeline, where he was a pipeliner. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church in Poplarville, MS.

A memorial service will be held at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 579 Oak Hill Road, Poplarville, MS on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

The Family requests that no flowers be sent, but donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Solace Hospice for the care given to our loved one.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitefuneralhomepoplarville.com for the Kirkland family.


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Cary "C.B." Brooks Kirkland Jr.

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Betty Jo Kirkland

June 1, 2019

You were absolutely the best father-in-law that ever existed. Thank you for always treating me like your own daughter, and thank you for raising Bill to be the husband and father that he is.

You are so loved, and I will always miss you!